Rhododendron schoddei Sleumer

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Shrub to 2m, terrestrial, young stems at first densely covered with bright brown stellate scales. Leaves 3-6 x 1.5-2.3cm, ovate to ovate-elliptic, the apex acute, the margin entire, narrowly but distinctly revolute, the base broadly tapering to rounded; upper surface densely scaly at first but quickly glabrescent, midrib impressed, lateral veins 6-8 pairs slightly impressed or obscure; underside with the midrib strongly raised throughout its length, the laterals obscure, scales brown, stellate-dendroid, moderately dense, from small epidermal tubercles. Flowers 1-3 per umbel, half-hanging to hanging; calyx a low lobed, densely scaly disc; corolla deep pink, broadly tubular, slightly curved, 2.6-3 x 1.5-2.5cm, densely scaly outside; stamens 10, clustered on the upper side of the mouth; ovary densely scaly and hairy, the style hairy in the basal 1/2, glabrous above.

Distribution Papua New Guinea (Western Highlands Province).

Habitat 2,600m.

RHS Hardiness H1b.


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